We found 4 sleep medicine providers who accept MyBlue near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
2881 Hyde Park Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Julio Cantero, who practices in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), sleep medicine, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Cantero attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Glenn David Adams, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1625 S. Osprey Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Adams, who practices in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Adams is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine, Otolaryngology
2881 Hyde Park Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Leonie Van Passel is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), sleep medicine, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before completing her residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Van Passel attended medical school at Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Van Passel at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1921 Waldemere Street; Suite 705
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Bhaskara Lakshmi Gowkanapalli specializes in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gowkanapalli takes. Dr. Gowkanapalli graduated from Kakatiya Medical College.

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What is Sleep Medicine?

Sleep medicine is the medical field that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to sleep and rest. This can include difficulty sleeping well at night or problems with daytime sleepiness. Sleep medicine specialists treat patients of all ages who need better rest.

When people think of sleep disorders, they often think of insomnia. That’s one kind of sleep disorder, but there are several others. In addition to insomnia, a sleep medicine specialist may treat conditions such as:
  • Sleep apnea
  • Shift work disorder
  • Circadian rhythm disorder
  • Severe or recurrent jet lag
  • Narcolepsy

Treatments may include medication, light therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, or CPAP therapy. CPAP, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure, is one of the most commonly prescribed treatments. These tiny machines have a tube and mask and blow a stream of air over the face at night, helping patients with snoring or sleep apnea to breathe easily and sleep more soundly.

One important tool often used in sleep medicine is the sleep study or polysomnogram, where patients sleep either in a lab or at home with a monitoring device. The sleep study allows doctors to measure the quality of sleep over an entire night, check for various sleep problems, and identify breathing disorders such as sleep apnea. If performed in a lab, you will arrive and spend the night sleeping in a bed similar to one in a hotel room. You may have electrodes attached to your head and chest to monitor your breathing, oxygen levels, brain waves, and heart rate. Technicians collect the information, which your physician can use to identify and diagnose disorders that have been interrupting your sleep.

Not getting enough rest at night makes you feel terrible, can make it difficult to do the things you need to do, and can even put you at higher risk for physical and mental health problems. Feeling tired all the time can be a huge quality of life issue. If a sleep disorder is preventing you from getting enough rest, a sleep medicine specialist can help you manage the problem so that you have the energy to enjoy your life.